Yumiko has been a student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for about one year. She is a hard working woman and making it through. Today she asked me if I might come and take a picture of her in her white coat. I was thrilled and took a thousand photos of her and Jessi. We had such a good time. Here for your looking pleasure:
Friday, May 21, 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021
When I got to the pools at Pawling Farm I noticed the toads immediately. Everywhere I walked little tiny toads were underfoot. Thousands and thousands and thousands of them. Just a fingernail in length and with so much energy and determination. I knew I had to get a good picture. But they were so small and so fast and so well camouflaged. I found a bunch of buttercups. Sat down and tried and tried to catch a little toad and put him on the buttercup. They were all there, but it was so hard. I almost gave up. They were so fast. They had no interest in the buttercup. Finally I took a buttercup and dunked it in the water thinking a toad might want a little drink. Whatever, the next toad stayed around long enough for a picture. Here he is..
Sunday, May 16, 2021
I didn't have a chance to get out and photograph today, but I was going through old, old photographs and came across this 2010 wild photo assignment. I was taking a class with Owen Biddle and he wanted us to photograph emotion in black and white. I remember setting this up with a camera on a tripod. It was so much fun!! I think it may be the most looked at photo on my blog. Who would a thunk it!
Friday, May 14, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The only oven bird I ever saw and photographed was in Valley Forge probably around 2010 until last year. Charlestown Meadows is full of these little beauties. And today I found them again. Here are two of one and a shot of the Wood Thrush who is also back, Oh such fun!!!
|Oven Bird on the Ground
|Oven Bird in the Light
|The Wood Thrush
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
I only had about an hour and a half this morning. I decided to go to Eastern College Pond and look for baby Canada geese. Instead I found a beautiful Eastern Phoebe who posed for me and two blue gray gnatcatchers building a nest in a tall tree along the banks of the pond. Eastern College always delivers.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
It was a very chilly morning today. I found this little damselfly asleep on a leaf. He got a rather rude awakening with my camera, but it was just too cold for him to fly away. It was loads of fun - at least for me. (Click on him for the full effect.)
Friday, May 7, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
This morning when I woke up and looked outside there at our brand new squirrel busting bird feeder were two rose breasted grosbeaks!! I was beyond thrilled as I've only seen one in my life. I went outside with my big lens and they posed for a photo. And they stayed all day! There were at least four different birds. Oh so fabulous!!